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A child protection conference is held in cases where children may be at risk of ongoing harm. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

The healthcare watchdog has criticised a three-month delay in organising a key child protection conference for a young infant at risk of significant h(...)

A spokeswoman for Extern said it had been notified by a statutory authority ‘about an allegation against a former Extern employee,’ with that case later being closed. Photograph: Alan Betson

The board of youth work charity Extern had been given “assurances” by its former chief executive that a serious case of child sexual abuse had been r(...)

Rose-Ann’s brother was a heroin addict who started taking drugs at the age of nine

It is not unusual to hear a judge refer to a case as “among the worst I’ve ever dealt with”. The phrase has become an almost judicial cliche, like cal(...)

Geoffrey Shannon and Norah Gibbons, authors of the 2012 report. Photograph: Alan Betson

A landmark report into deaths of children in State care, published in 2012, found “systematic failures” were resulting in the most vulnerable young p(...)

Tusla figures show there are more than 5,800 children in care. Photograph: Alan Betson

Nearly half of the deaths of children and young people who died while in the care of the State in the last decade were due to suicide or drug overdos(...)

Counsel said  the girl is ‘de facto detained’ in her room and this isolation is feeding into a ‘downward spiral’  where she is now refusing to engage with other people. Photograph: iStock

The parents of a teenage girl with autism who has spent 50 days in an emergency hospital bed have asked the High Court to make orders requiring that s(...)

The Hyde & Seek creche group and its directors Siobhan and Anne Davy have been accused of offences under the Child Care Act 1991 (Early Years Services) Regulations 2016. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Hyde & Seek creche group, featured in an RTÉ Investigates programme, will go on trial in February for breaking childcare laws. The Dublin cre(...)

The alleged victim had been a member of the organisation as a teenager from the mid to late 1990s, and claims he was sexually abused by a senior figure over a three-year period.

A former senior figure in St John Ambulance has been interviewed by the Garda in relation to allegations he sexually abused a juvenile in the voluntar(...)

 The  head office of charity Extern at Monread Leisure and Commercial Centre, Monread Avenue, Naas, Co Kildare. Photograph: Alan Betson

An organisation working with vulnerable young people “concealed” the sexual abuse of a teenager by one of its staff members from Tusla, the State’s ch(...)

The child and family agency had received more than 5,600 referrals last year, up from 3,842 in 2019. Photograph: iStock

At-risk children in north Dublin continue to face “unacceptable” waits before social workers assess referrals made to Tusla, the child and family agen(...)

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